Take that, Martha

December 10, 2003

Inspired by some magical advice I got last night, I am taking deep breaths and thinking Simple.

A Christmas tree covered in twinkly lights and colored balls.

Gifts wrapped in kraft paper in twine.

Packets of store-bought hot cocoa and tiny marshmallows.

This time of year doesn’t have to be about extravagant expectations. I need to remember that.

Tonight, I’m going to settle down with a cup of hot cocoa and a plate of cookies, some friends and some stories. All that holiday prep can wait.


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